One of the most popular themes for a Halloween party in 2011 is a “Mad Men” affair. Time travel back 50 years to a cocktail party and ask your guests to wear a Halloween costume depicting the 1960’s era of “Mad Men. According to Gather, Halloween costumes depicting the characters from the AMC show “Mad Men” are among the hottest selling this year, so a party with the same theme should appeal to your family and friends.
The suits, tight skirts and sweaters and hairdos of that day will fill your home for an evening of fun, just like your parents and grandparents experienced.
A “Mad Men” Halloween party is all about the cocktail glasses, and whether you serve ginger ale or the favorite of that era of Martini’s and Manhattans, pour all the drinks into the Martini glasses. Go back in time for the party food and serve finger sandwiches made from cream cheese and olives.
The cocktail parties from the days that the “Mad Men” ruled the advertising sector was more about the drink than it was about the food, but some ham salad, egg salad and chicken salad sandwiches along with the cream cheese and olive offerings.
Decorate with items from the 60’s, which you can borrow from friends and family or hit up the local thrift shop. Ashtrays were a main stay on every tabletop that day, but since today’s science and technology shows that smoking can be a deadly habit, fill the colorful ashtrays from that time with small candies like M&Ms.
Reference: The Element of Personality